How to Measure

How to Measure

MEASURING GUIDE FOR 1"HORIZONTAL BLINDS

Measuring Tips:

  • Use a STEEL tape measure for best accuracy.
  • Round each measurement to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.
  • Always record width (left to right/horizontal) first, and then height (top to bottom/vertical).

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Determine if you would like your blinds to be inside mounted or outside mounted, as described below. You will find detailed instructions for both mounting styles in this document.

Inside Mounted Blinds

  • Mounted INSIDE a window casing.
  • Casing must be recessed at least 1/2”.
  • We recommend inside mounts when possible to provide a neat and clean look.

Outside Mounted Blinds

  • Mounted ON OR ABOVE the window trim.
  • Often used for doors as well as windows with obstructions
  • You must use outside mounting if the window casing is less than 1/2” in depth.
  • Can make windows appear larger as well as cover obstructions

MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSIDE-MOUNTED BLINDS

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR INSIDE-MOUNTED BLINDS - PLEASE READ BEFORE MEASURING

Factory Deductions:

  • Our factory will make the necessary deductions to the exact window measurements you provide to ensure your new window blinds will have a perfect fit. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE YOUR OWN DEDUCTIONS - PROVIDE EXACT WINDOW MEASURMENTS.
  • Inside Mounted blinds have a light gap between 1/8” to 1/4” on either side of the window. This gap is required for the blinds to operate properly and not rub or smash up against the walls or trim of the window casing.
  • If you are concerned about the light gap and need to block more light, consider the outside mount option.

Symmetry/Squareness:

  • Don’t be alarmed if your windows are not entirely symmetrical as many are not.
  • However, if your 3 width/height measurements vary more than 1/2”, the product may not operate smoothly, and the light gaps may be greater than expected. AN OUTSIDE MOUNT OPTION IS BEST CONSIDERED IN THIS CASE.

We can help!

  • If you are unsure where or how to measure, you are more than welcome to use our Photo Render Service. Send us a photo and we can help you with the measuring process. Because there are many varieties of window encasements, measuring can be unique to the style of window.

Inside Mount Measuring Instructions

Width:
  • Start your measurement at the depth where you plan to mount your window treatment.
  • Measure the inside window opening at three places: top, center and bottom.
  • Record the NARROWEST measurement of the three and round to the nearest 1/8”.
Height:
  • Start your measurement at the depth where you plan to mount your window treatment
  • Measure the inside window opening at three places: left, right and center.
  • Record the TALLEST height and round to the nearest 1/8”.

MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUTSIDE-MOUNTED BLINDS

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR OUTSIDE-MOUNTED BLINDS - PLEASE READ BEFORE MEASURING

Molding or Trim:

  • We recommend mounting above the trim/molding or window frame - mounting to a window frame may not have a consistent appearance.
  • Please contact us or leave a note on your order if you need spacer blocks to extend the brackets for additional clearance space of the frame/trim.
  • If you are mounting to the molding or trim, please be sure that the surface has a flat area of at least 1/2” to secure mounts.

Molding or Trim:Doors:

  • Door handles and knobs can interfere with the blinds. Please take handles and knobs into consideration when measuring the widths for the blinds.

Please note that measuring instructions are different for door and windows vs. sidelight windows. Both sets of instructions are included below.

We can help!

  • If you are unsure where or how to measure, you are more than welcome to use our Photo Render Service. Send us a photo and we can help you with the measuring process. Because there are many varieties of window encasements, measuring can be unique to the style of window.

Outside Mount for Doors and Above

Windows

All outside mount blind measurements provided will be the exact dimensions of the blinds. There will be no deductions made for the width, and the length will include the 3/4” metal headrail at the top of the blind that will be mounted to the wall or door.

Width:
  • To ensure the width of the window is covered, add between 1 and 4 inches (or more if desired) to the width of the window.
Height:
  • Because the height of the blind will include the 3/4” metal head rail at the top of the blind, we recommend adding 2 to 3 inches to the height of the window to be covered.
  • The additional inches will provide space above the window to mount as well as a little room below the window for the hold-down brackets.

OUTSIDE MOUNT FOR SIDELIGHTS (Side Windows Next to Front Doors)

For the thin windows by your door, sidelight blinds are an elegant solution for privacy and light control.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR OUTSIDE-MOUNTED SIDELIGHT BLINDS

  • The MINIMUM actual blind width we can manufacture is 7 inches.
  • Some sidelight windows have sufficient window depth to support inside mounting. If the depth of your sidelight casing is greater than 1/2 inch, please refer to the inside mount instructions above.
Lift/Tilt Functions:
  • All blinds under 12 inches wide will only be able to support the TILT function and cannot lift or lower.
  • The standard placement for the tilt function is in the center of the blind for smaller widths.
Width:
  • If the window has a trim, it is best to measure from outside trim to outside trim, as the actual blind width will be the width ordered.
Height:
  • Because the height of the blind will include the 3/4” metal head rail at the top of the blind, we recommend adding 2 to 3 inches to the height of the window to be covered.
  • The additional inches will provide space above the window to mount as well as a little room below the window for the hold-down brackets.

WE WANT YOUR NEW BLINDS TO BE A PERFECT FIT FOR YOUR WINDOWS!

WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO ASSIST WITH ANY AND ALL MEASURING QUESTIONS. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US IF YOU NEED FURTHER CLARIFICATION OR HELP ON WHERE OR HOW TO MEASURE.

MEASURING GUIDE FOR 2" AND 2.5" BLINDS

Measuring Tips:

  • Use a STEEL tape measure for best accuracy.
  • Round each measurement to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.
  • Always record width (left to right/horizontal) first, and then height (top to bottom/vertical).

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Determine if you would like your blinds to be inside mounted or outside mounted, as described below. You will find detailed instructions for both mounting styles in this document.

Inside Mounted Blinds

  • Mounted INSIDE a window casing.
  • Casing must be recessed at least half an inch.
  • We recommend inside mounts when possible to provide a neat and clean look.

Outside Mounted Blinds

  • Mounted ON OR ABOVE the window trim.
  • Often used for doors as well as windows with obstructions
  • You must use outside mounting if the window casing is less than one half inch in depth.
  • Can make windows appear larger .

MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSIDE-MOUNTED BLINDS

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR INSIDE-MOUNTED BLINDS - PLEASE READ BEFORE MEASURING

Factory Deductions:

  • Our factory will make the necessary deductions to the exact window measurements you provide to ensure your new window blinds will have a perfect fit. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE YOUR OWN DEDUCTIONS - PROVIDE EXACT WINDOW MEASURMENTS.
  • Inside Mounted blinds have a light gap between 1/8” to 1/4” on either side of the window. This gap is required for the blinds to operate properly and not rub or smash up against the walls or trim of the window casing.
  • If you are concerned about the light gap and need to block more light, consider the outside mount option.

Symmetry/Squareness:

  • Don’t be alarmed if your windows are not entirely symmetrical as many are not.
  • However, if your 3 width/height measurements vary more than 1/2”, the product may not operate smoothly, and the light gaps may be greater than expected. AN OUTSIDE MOUNT OPTION IS BEST CONSIDERED IN THIS CASE.

Fully Recessed vs. Partially Recessed

  • Your window blind will be FULLY RECESSED if the window frame is at least 2 1/2” deep from the wall to the window glass.
  • Your window blind will be PARTIALLY RECESSED If the window frame is less than 2 1/2” deep from the wall to the window glass but has a flat space at least 1/2” for mounting the brackets. In partially recessed mounting, the mounting hardware will protrude from the window casing. The valance will come with corner side pieces to cover this excess.

We can help!

  • If you are unsure where or how to measure, you are more than welcome to use our Photo Render Service. Send us a photo and we can help you with the measuring process. Because there are many varieties of window encasements, measuring can be unique to the style of window.

Inside Mount Measuring Instructions

Width:
  • Start your measurement at the depth where you plan to mount your window treatment.
  • Measure the inside window opening at three places: top, center and bottom.
  • Record the NARROWEST measurement of the three and round to the nearest 1/8”.
Height:
  • Start your measurement at the depth where you plan to mount your window treatment
  • Measure the inside window opening at three places: left, right and center.
  • Record the TALLEST height and round to the nearest 1/8”.
Depth:
  • Measure and record the depth of the top of the window casing and round to the nearest 1/8".

MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUTSIDE-MOUNTED BLINDS

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR OUTSIDE-MOUNTED BLINDS - PLEASE READ BEFORE MEASURING

Molding or Trim:

  • We recommend mounting above the trim/molding or window frame - mounting to a window frame may not have a consistent appearance.
  • Please contact us or leave a note on your order if you need spacer blocks to extend the brackets for additional clearance space of the frame/trim.
  • If you are mounting to the molding or trim, please be sure that the surface has a flat area of at least 1/2” to secure mounts.

Molding or Trim:Doors:

  • Door handles and knobs can interfere with the blinds. Please take handles and knobs into consideration when measuring the widths for the blinds.

Doors:

  • Door handles and knobs can interfere with the blinds. Please take handles and knobs into consideration when measuring the widths for the blinds.

Please note that measuring instructions are different for door and windows vs. sidelight windows. Both sets of instructions are included below.

We can help!

  • If you are unsure where or how to measure, you are more than welcome to use our Photo Render Service. Send us a photo and we can help you with the measuring process. Because there are many varieties of window encasements, measuring can be unique to the style of window.

Outside Mount for Doors and Above

Windows

If you are unsure where or how to measure, you are more than welcome to use our Photo Render Service. Send us a photo and we can help you with the measuring process. Because there are many varieties of window encasements, measuring can be unique to the style of window.

Width:
  • To ensure the width of the window is covered, add between 1 and 4 inches (or more if desired) to the width of the window.
  • Your blinds will be exactly as measured and ordered.
  • Your valance width will be 1 inch wider than the blind width to allow for corner side pieces (called returns) to encase the headrail and mounting hardware.
Height:
  • Because the height of the blind will include the 2 1/2” metal head rail at the top of the blind, we recommend adding 5 inches or more to the height of the window to be covered.
  • The additional inches will provide space above the window to mount as well as a little room below the window for the hold-down brackets.

OUTSIDE MOUNT FOR SIDELIGHTS (Side Windows Next to Front Doors)

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR OUTSIDE-MOUNTED SIDELIGHT BLINDS

  • The MINIMUM actual blind width we can manufacture is 8 inches.
  • Some sidelight windows have sufficient window depth to support inside mounting. If the depth of your sidelight casing is greater than 1 inch, please refer to the inside mount instructions above.
Lift/Tilt Functions:
  • All blinds under 13 inches wide will only be able to support the TILT function and cannot lift or lower..
  • The standard placement for the tilt function is in the center of the blind for smaller widths.
Width:
  • If the window has a trim, it is best to measure from outside trim to outside trim, as the actual blind width will be the width ordered.
Height:
  • Because the height of the blind will include the 2 1/2” metal head rail at the top of the blind, we recommend adding 5 or more inches to the height of the window to be covered.
  • The additional inches will provide space above the window to mount as well as a little room below the window for the hold-down brackets.

WE WANT YOUR NEW BLINDS TO BE A PERFECT FIT FOR YOUR WINDOWS!

WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO ASSIST WITH ANY AND ALL MEASURING QUESTIONS. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US IF YOU NEED FURTHER CLARIFICATION OR HELP ON WHERE OR HOW TO MEASURE.

Phone: 1(888) 835-4459Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm ESTPlease leave a message if there is no answer, and we will return your call in the order it was received.

WE WANT YOUR NEW BLINDS TO BE A PERFECT FIT FOR YOUR WINDOWS!

WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO ASSIST WITH ANY AND ALL MEASURING QUESTIONS. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US IF YOU NEED FURTHER CLARIFICATION OR HELP ON WHERE OR HOW TO MEASURE.

MEASURING GUIDE FOR ROLLER SHADES

Measuring Tips:

  • Use a STEEL tape measure for best accuracy.
  • Always record width (left to right/horizontal) first, and then height (top to bottom/vertical).
  • Round each measurement to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Determine if you would like your shades to be inside mounted or outside mounted, as described below. You will find detailed instructions for both mounting styles in this document.

Inside Mounted Blinds

  • Mounted INSIDE a window casing.
  • Casing must be recessed at least one inch.
  • We recommend inside mounts when possible to provide a neat and clean look.

Outside Mounted Blinds

  • Mounted ON OR ABOVE the window trim.
  • Often used for doors as well as windows with obstructions
  • You must use outside mounting if the window casing is less than one in depth.
  • Can make windows appear larger.

MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSIDE-MOUNTED SHADES

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR INSIDE-MOUNTED SHADES - PLEASE READ BEFORE MEASURING

Factory Deductions:

  • Our factory will make the necessary deductions to the exact window measurements you provide to ensure your new window shades will have a perfect fit. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE YOUR OWN DEDUCTIONS - PROVIDE EXACT WINDOW MEASURMENTS.
  • Inside Mounted shades have a light gap between 1/2” to 3/4” on either side of the window. This gap is required for the shade to operate properly and not rub or smash up against the walls or trim of the window casing.
  • If you are concerned about the light gap and need to block more light, consider the outside mount option.

Symmetry/Squareness:

  • Don’t be alarmed if your windows are not entirely symmetrical as many are not.
  • However, if your 3 width/height measurements vary more than 1/2”, the product may not operate smoothly, and the light gaps may be greater than expected. AN OUTSIDE MOUNT OPTION IS BEST CONSIDERED IN THIS CASE.

Fully Recessed vs. Partially Recessed

  • Your shade cassette will be FULLY RECESSED if the window frame is at least 3 1/2” deep from the wall to the window glass. The shades will sit neatly inside the window casing.
  • Your shade cassette will be PARTIALLY RECESSED If the window frame is less than 3 1/2” deep from the wall to the window glass but has a space at least 1” for mounting the brackets. In partially recessed mounting, the mounting hardware will protrude from the window casing. There is no need to cover this excess - the cassette is color-coordinated to match your shade.

We can help!

  • If you are unsure where or how to measure, you are more than welcome to use our Photo Render Service. Send us a photo and we can help you with the measuring process. Because there are many varieties of window encasements, measuring can be unique to the style of window.

Inside Mount Measuring Instructions

Width:
  • Start your measurement at the depth where you plan to mount your window treatment.
  • Measure the inside window opening at three places: top, center and bottom.
  • Record the NARROWEST measurement of the three and round to the nearest 1/8”.
Height:
  • Start your measurement at the depth where you plan to mount your window treatment.
  • Measure the inside window opening at three places: left, right and center.
  • Record the TALLEST height and round to the nearest 1/8”.

MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUTSIDE-MOUNTED SHADES

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR OUTSIDE-MOUNTED SHADES - PLEASE READ BEFORE MEASURING

Molding or Trim:

  • We recommend mounting above the trim/molding or window frame - mounting to a window frame may not have a consistent appearance.
  • Please contact us or leave a note on your order if you need spacer blocks to extend the brackets for additional clearance space of the frame/trim.

Doors:

  • Door handles and knobs can interfere with the shades. Please take handles and knobs into consideration when measuring the widths for the shades.

Doors:

  • Door handles and knobs can interfere with the blinds. Please take handles and knobs into consideration when measuring the widths for the blinds.

We can help!

  • If you are unsure where or how to measure, you are more than welcome to use our Photo Render Service. Send us a photo and we can help you with the measuring process. Because there are many varieties of window encasements, measuring can be unique to the style of window.

Outside Mount Measuring Instructions

All outside mount shade measurements provided will be the exact dimensions of the shade cassette. There will be no deductions made for the width of the cassette, however the fabric will have 1 1/8” fabric deduction in order to function inside the cassette. The length will include the 3” tall cassette at the top of the shade that will be mounted to the wall or door.

Width:
  • To ensure the width of the window is covered, add between 2 and 4 inches (or more if desired) to the width of the window.
  • Your cassette will be exactly as measured and ordered.
Height:
  • Because the height of the shade will include the 3” tall cassette at the top of the shade, we recommend adding 6 to 8 inches to the height of the window to be covered.
  • The additional inches will provide space above the window to mount as well as a little room below the window to ensure the window is completely covered.

WE WANT YOUR NEW SHADES TO BE A PERFECT FIT FOR YOUR WINDOWS!

WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO ASSIST WITH ANY AND ALL MEASURING QUESTIONS. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US IF YOU NEED FURTHER CLARIFICATION OR HELP ON WHERE OR HOW TO MEASURE.

Phone: 1(888) 835-4459Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm ESTPlease leave a message if there is no answer, and we will return your call in the order it was received.

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